Earned second-team American Athletic All-Conference honors...named USF Team MVP...team captain...led USF with a career-best 98 tackles, 42 more than the next closest Bull...Ranked 10th in the AAC posting 8.2 tackles per game...led the AAC and ranked 10th in the FBS forcing four fumbles and was second in the AAC and ninth in the FBS recovering three fumbles...started all 12 games...recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown in a victory over Cincinnati...added an interception, 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks on the year...led the Bulls in tackles in five games, including a career high 18 in the final game at Rutgers one shy of the USF game record...had two sacks and three tackles for loss vs. No. 16 Louisville...part of creating five turnovers in a three game span (2 FF, 2 FR, I INT) vs. FAU, Miami and Cincinnati...led team with 11 tackles in win at UConn...led team with nine tackles and forced two fumbles vs. No. 15 Miami...led USF with 15 tackles (10 solo) at Michigan State, the most by a Bull since 2009...nine tackles in season-opener vs. McNeese State...on the Bednarik and Butkus Award watch lists...Competed in the East-West Shrine Game...finished his career ranking second all-time at USF in tackles with 337 (213 solo)...also ranked second in forced fumbles (6), seventh in sacks (15) and 10th in tackles for loss (32.5) on career charts....Played in 49 career games and finished second all-time at USF with 48 career starts...added seven pass break ups, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two blocks.
Started all 12 games at linebacker ... started the first six games at weakside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for the final six games ... was a 2012 Lombardi Award watch list member ... posted 76 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7.5 TFL, two pressures and two PBU ... also blocked two kicks ... opened the year with 10 tackles, a half sack and 2.5 TFL versus Chattanooga ... posted nine tackles and a sack at Nevada ... recorded eight tackles, a sack and a blocked kick versus Rutgers ... notched nine tackles and a PBU at Ball St. ... tallied eight tackles and a TFL at Temple ... posted five tackles, a sack, a pressure and a PBU against UConn ... tallied seven tackles and a TFL versus Pitt.
Started all 12 games at linebacker ... a second-team All-BIG EAST selection by Phil Steele ... led USF and finished tied for sixth in the BIG EAST with 94 tackles ... posted five double-digit tackle performances ... also led USF with seven sacks and 13 TFL to go along with a pressure, an INT, two PBU, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... his seven sacks ranked sixth in the BIG EAST and the 13 TFL were tied for 11th ... posted nine tackles, a half TFL and an INT at Notre Dame ... tallied seven tackles, a sack, two TFL, a PBU and a forced fumble against Ball St. ... added four tackles and 1.5 TFL versus UTEP ... posted 10 tackles at Pitt ... notched nine tackles, a sack and 1.5 TFL at UConn ... tallied 10 tackles, a half TFL, a PBU, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery versus Cincinnati ... posted 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three TFL and a PBU at Rutgers ... added five tackles and a sack at Syracuse ... notched 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFL against Miami ... posted 11 tackles and a half TFL versus Louisville ... added seven tackles against West Virginia.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 12, at linebacker ... named Freshman All-American by Rivals.com ... finished second on the team with 69 tackles to go along with 2.5 sacks and 6.5 TFL ... posted four tackles against Stony Brook ... added five tackles at Florida ... notched five tackles against WKU ... tallied four tackles versus FAU ... posted then-career highs with 11 tackles, a sack and two TFL at WVU ... added three tackles at Cincinnati ... notched seven tackles, a half sack and 1.5 TFL against Rutgers ... posted six tackles at Louisville ... tallied five tackles and a half sack versus Pitt ... added two tackles at Miami ... led the team with seven tackles against Connecticut ... led the team with nine tackles to go along with a half sack and 2.5 TFL in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
Played on both sides of the ball at Cedar Shoals High School as a running back and linebacker ... finished his senior season with 46 tackles, nine TFL, four sacks and four forced fumbles ... named to the 2008 Georgia All-Star team and the All-Northeast Georgia team ... also garnered Defensive Player of the Year honors in Region 8-AAAA ... rushed for 631 yards and six TDs on 88 carries as a junior ... also had 118 total tackles, 18 TFL, 12 sacks and 18 quarterback hurries in 10 games.
Born to Sharon and Stanley Lattimore ... has two brothers - Stanley Lattimore Jr., and Ken Richerson, and one sister - Kijuana Lattimore ... earned degree in criminology in December 2013.
01/13/2014 - 2014 SHRINE GAME: TOP-10 PROSPECTS TO WATCH: 9. ILB DeDe Lattimore, South Florida (6-0, 237, 4.83, #34)...One of the top middle linebacker prospects in the draft, Lattimore led South Florida in tackles this past season and his competitive motor shows on tape. He needs to improve his awareness to be in better position to make plays, but he is physical at the point of attack and fills hard against the run. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com